It was only a matter of time until things like story and characters poked their noses into the free-form Battlefield universe. Today, publisher Electronic Arts announced Battlefield: Bad Company, which ditches the team-based action for a single-player game that follows "a squad of renegade soldiers who risk it all on a personal quest for gold and revenge."
From the one screenshot that's been released, we'd guess Bad Company is a spinoff of Battlefield 2 (rather than Battlefield 1942,
Monday 21 August 2006
Fans of last year's David Duchovny-voiced sci-fi shooter Area 51 will be pleased to know that a sequel, slyly titled Area 52, is under development for Xbox 360, PC and PS3. While no media is likely to be released for a good few months yet, it's not hard to guess at how next-gen power will be put towards intensifying the screams, bangs and flashing lights of the original setpiece-heavy experience.
News of Area 52's development slipped out in the job listings at developer
How many times have you said to yourself, "Gosh, I'd really like to get a PS3 when it launches, but I'm just not sure if there'll be a good World War II-themed flight sim available for the system at launch?"
We're going to guess "few," but if it's somehow been your central concern, have no fear: today, Ubisoft announced that Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII will arrive on the PS3 as part of the system's launch
Bomberman will be returning to Nintendo DS this November in Bomberman Land Touch! which sees the explosive one in his is own adventure game.
The game's 15-hour story mode has Bomberman exploring a pirate theme park, completing puzzles and competing against AI opponents in a series of minigames. Once these minigames have been unlocked they can then be played against four other players using the Wi-Fi Connection (or up to eight locally). Some of these even make use of DS' microphone, such as
Rockstar has finally released a trailer of its controversial PS2 school game, Bully, and it comes across as a humorous and tongue-in-cheek adventure game rather than the epitome of everything evil a lot of people are trying to make it out to be. See for yourself by peeking under the Movies tab above.
The game follows the exploits of Jimmy Hopkins as he tries to get by at Bullworth Academy, an American private boarding school full of the typical array of nerds, jocks, flirts and demonic
Friday 11 August 2006
Rockstar has finally released a trailer of its controversial PS2 school game, Bully, and it comes across as a humorous and tongue-in-cheek adventure game rather than the epitome of everything evil a lot of people are trying to make it out to be.
The game follows the exploits of Jimmy Hopkins as he tries to get by at Bullworth Academy, an American private boarding school full of the typical array of nerds, jocks, flirts and demonic teachers that exist in any Hollywood teen
Friday 11 August 2006
Bullet Witch, the explosive Xbox 360 shooter developed by Japan-based Cavia, will definitely be released in the UK now that publisher Atari has snapped up the game.
Bullet Witch is set in a nightmarish futuristic vision of Earth, where mankind is under threat from an invasion of demons - you know the kind of thing. Just when it seems all hope has gone, up pops a witch called Alicia.
Rather than riding a broomstick and living in a house made of gingerbread, Alicia is the
Thursday 10 August 2006
Nintendo has achieved another significant DS success as Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old is Your Brain? has managed to shift half a million copies in Europe.
The DS game is comprised of a series of brain toning exercises devised by the renowned Japanese neuroscientist Dr Ryuta Kawashima. The idea is to spend 10 minutes a day energising the brain and soon you'll be as smart as Arnold Einstein.
The promise of getting smarter has tempted 500,000 previously thick
If there's a 360 game from Japan that's creating plenty of buzz right now, it's Dead Rising. Wait... we meant a game that actually hadn't yet been announced for US release. So scratch that: we're talking about Bullet Witch.
The game puts you in the magical shoes of a feisty witch named Alicia. By 2013, the world has become overrun with demons - and the human race is on the brink of being wiped out. The best solution, apparently, is to send a sexy woman with a gun shaped like a broom into the
Wednesday 9 August 2006
Rockstar has announced that its controversial action game Bully will be released this October. Last week we reported that the game was still in development for PS2 and would be released "later this year", but now Rockstar has been more specific about the date.
Bully is an action game set in a fictional US boarding school called Bulworth Academy. It follows the exploits of 15-year-old pupil Jimmy Hopkins as he deals with school life and the problems and dangers that full